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Dec 14, 2021

Recent announcements from Facebook and Microsoft have brought the 'metaverse' into the mainstream. But what actually is the metaverse, and what are its implications for the way we live, work, and learn?

In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D, Owen and Ross G discuss:

  • what 'metaverse' means, and how it's different from VR or AR
  • how it might change the world of work, both positively and negatively
  • how it might be applied to digital learning

Show notes

The song Ross D mentioned was Total Entertainment Forever by Father John Misty.

In WILTW, Ross G referenced a recent conversation on the Slate Political Gabfest podcast, focusing on predictions made in a 1997 article from Wired magazine. You can find out more at:

The podcast Ross D recommended was 'The Exponent', including a recent episode titled 'Forecasting the Metaverse'.

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